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157,228 114,834 74,704 422,515
94,393 126,046 24,031 288,491
82,998 71,741 2,878 184,341
7,936 11,102 1,956 23,027
7,015 2,040 N/A 10,005
N/A N/A 330 330

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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 422,515 units sold for the week ending October 30, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch has now sold an estimated 93.71 million units lifetime.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 288,491 units to bring its lifetime sales to 13.88 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 184,341 units to bring their lifetime sales to 8.43 million units.

PS5 sales compared to the same week for the PS4 in 2014 are up by over 23,000 units, while the Xbox Series X|S compared to the same week for the Xbox One is up by nearly 14,000 units. PS4 sold 265,020 units for the week ending November 1, 2014 and Xbox One sales were at 170,581 units.

The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 23,027 units, the Xbox One sold 10,005 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 330 units.

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are down by 96,167 units (-18.5%). The PlayStation 4 is down 60,975 (-72.6%), the Xbox One is down 24,111 units (-70.7%), and the 3DS is down 4,240 units (-92.8%).

Looking at sales week-on-week, Nintendo Switch sales are down by over 58,000 units, PlayStation 5 sales are up by nearly 14,000 units, while Xbox Series X|S sales are up by nearly 7,000 units.

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 422,515 (93,712,813)
  2. PlayStation 5 - 288,491 (13,879,005)
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 184,341 (8,432,936)
  4. PlayStation 4 - 23,027 (116,605,902)
  5. Xbox One - 10,005 (50,447,323)
  6. 3DS - 330 (75,941,661)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 170,350
  2. PlayStation 5 - 102,219
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 90,092
  4. PlayStation 4 - 8,543
  5. Xbox One - 7,572
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 5 - 126,046
  2. Switch - 114,834
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 71,741
  4. PlayStation 4 - 11,102
  5. Xbox One - 2,040
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 121,030
  2. PlayStation 5 - 50,242
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 14,825
  4. PlayStation 4 - 3,003
  5. 3DS - 330 (Japan only)
  6. Xbox One - 281
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 16,301
  2. PlayStation 5 - 9,984
  3. Xbox Series X|S - 7,683
  4. PlayStation 4 - 379
  5. Xbox One - 112
Last edited by trunkswd - on 09 November 2021

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PS5 and Xbox sales continue to impress in their first full year.

Switch is of course selling strong, but YoY is now down by about 1.5m and it needs to pick up the pace, my 26.5m prediction is starting to look too high.

The insane destiny boost PS4 got has ended and PS5 was slightly up on PS4 this week (PS4 281k week ending nov 1st 2014), has some catching up to do to retake the launch aligned crown and hopefully enough holiday stock.

Last edited by Zippy6 - on 08 November 2021

My Xbox Series S is my baby.

With a new model, Mario party and Metroid, October 2021 is only up by around 50k-100k compared to October 2020.

Interesting numbers for sure.

Wouldn't surprise me if their numbers for FY2021 ended being lower than their forecast of 24m. 

Last edited by kazuyamishima - on 08 November 2021

kazuyamishima said:

With a new model, Mario party and Metroid, October 2021 is only up by around 50k-100k compared to October 2020.

Interesting numbers for sure.

Wouldn't surprise me if their numbers for FY2021 ended being lower than their forecast of 24m. 

October 2020 was massive with 2m units sold. That's the thing with sales comparisons, one has to recognize whether something was an above or below average performance. Switch's October 2020 was one of the biggest Octobers in video game history, so beating that by a small amount isn't something negative.

It could be negative if OLED demand was already satisfied at this point in time, but that's not the case.



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Series S/X up 10k week over week in Europe while PS5 remains flat there just seems a little off.



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XS sold nearly as much in Europe as NA, unusual for the traditionally US-centric brand.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

guys forza spots are on telly and the interwebs is it that impossible it got a hardware boost the week before?



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Blood_Tears said:

Series S/X up 10k week over week in Europe while PS5 remains flat there just seems a little off.

The PS5 stock in October has been catastrophic in a lot of European countries so not that surprising.

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kazuyamishima said:

With a new model, Mario party and Metroid, October 2021 is only up by around 50k-100k compared to October 2020.

Interesting numbers for sure.

Wouldn't surprise me if their numbers for FY2021 ended being lower than their forecast of 24m. 

Yeah but this is the biggest October in VGChartz history, so its still impressive.

mk7sx said:

Here was my US Oct 2021 guess last week after week 1.

mk7sx said:

On IB Benji says OLED is already highly supply constrained in the US.  Oct NPD numbers will be something. 

Quick guess:

Week 1 293K (225K OLED / 70K Other) < Using VGC's USA figure

Week 2 120K (60K OLED / 60K Other)

Week 3 120K (70K OLED / 70K Other)

Week 4 200K (120K OLED / 80K Other) < Fresh shipment at the end of the month along with Mario Party

700-750K, maybe higher.  Think it'll be fairly competitive with Oct 2020.

Actuals so far:

Week 1 293K

Week 2 138K

If VGC numbers hold up, the Switch NPD OCT 2021 has a solid shot at topping NPD OCT 2020.  Only needs about 300K in the next two weeks - all dependent on supply.

Actuals so far w/adjustments

Week 1 293K

Week 2 128K

Week 3 147K

Week 4 143K

Total 712,800.  Incredibly close to last October, most likely record in terms of revenue/spend and if there's upside to this estimate, we could be ahead of Oct 2020.

NSW 2020 was 736K.



Good XS, very good PS5, excellent NS, that after OLED launch week is going a little up and down, but around a high average, hiccups are understandable with high demand while still in a period of components shortages and logistics problems due to the pandemic.



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